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Floating Golf Course

May 4, 2011 9:55 am | by This Week in Engineering | Videos | Comments

This week in engineering , a man-made floating golf course; nanotubes improve television; a humanoid robot catches two balls simultaneously; heart plungers for CPR; military drones squirt tracking goo; and SETI suspended.

Space Tourism Craft Reaches Glide-Test Milestone

May 4, 2011 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Virgin Galactic's  commercial vehicle, dubbed SpaceShipTwo, successfully performed a key maneuver in which its twin tail booms were rotated upward at a right angle to the fuselage before safely landing.

SENSEable Design

May 4, 2011 9:51 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Carlo Ratti creates dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.

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W.Va. begins look at Marcellus offshoot project

May 4, 2011 9:50 am | by LAWRENCE MESSINA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

West Virginia could expect more than 2,300 direct jobs from building a plant to convert a Marcellus shale natural gas byproduct into a chemical industry staple.That's the estimate that state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette gave Wednesday to fellow members of the Marcellus to Manufacturing...

GM adds 250 jobs at Corvette plant in Ky.

May 4, 2011 9:50 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is putting more muscle into making Corvettes.The automaker said Wednesday it will invest $131 million — and add about 250 jobs — at the south-central Kentucky assembly plant that produces the classic muscle car.The investment allows GM to produce the next-generation Corvette at...

GM adds 250 jobs at Corvette plant in Kentucky

May 4, 2011 9:50 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is putting more muscle into making Corvettes.The automaker said Wednesday it will invest $131 million — and add about 250 jobs — at the south-central Kentucky assembly plant that produces the classic muscle car.The investment allows GM to produce the next-generation Corvette at...

Cable's top programs for April 25-May 1

May 4, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of April 25-May 1. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:1. "Presidential Speech: Bin Laden Dead" (Sunday, 11:35 p.m.), CNN, 6.52 million homes, 9.9 million viewers.2. "Bin Laden Dead" (Sunday, 11...

Laser Micromachining for High Precision & Close Tolerances

May 4, 2011 9:46 am | by Gateway Laser Services | Product Releases | Comments

According to GLS, laser micromachining has been shown to outperform conventional machining methods and it is an alternative for those who rely on high levels of accuracy, and repeatability.

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Solar Power with a Side of Hot Water

May 4, 2011 9:42 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new system for flat-panel solar power being developed at MIT could be combined with hot water systems for an efficiency roughly eight times higher than ever previously reported for a solar thermoelectric device.

Intel Redesigns Transistors for Faster Computers

May 4, 2011 9:33 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

By adding a third dimension — "fins" that jut up from the base — Intel will be able to make the transistors and chips smaller. Think of how skyscrapers address the need for more office space when land is scarce.

Fluke Provides Training Tool Kits for BPI Certification

May 4, 2011 9:28 am | by Fluke | News | Comments

Fluke is lending the latest test tools from Fluke and Amprobe to help trainees learn to inspect homes and buildings, diagnose their energy efficiency, and improve their performance and comfort.

Boeing slams labor board over complaint

May 4, 2011 8:50 am | by SAM HANANEL - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. says federal labor regulators unfairly twisted or misquoted statements by company executives to make a case that the company illegally retaliated against union workers.The company is urging the National Labor Relations Board to withdraw a complaint that accuses Boeing of locating a...

Cotton Candy That Heals

May 4, 2011 8:27 am | by Peter Wray, for the American Ceramic Society, and ScienceDaily | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a revolutionary borate glass nanofiber material, which appears have sped and helped the final of healing long-term wounds in a recent clinical trial.

Missouri Levee Blast Eases Threat to Illinois Town

May 4, 2011 8:05 am | by Jim Salter & Jim Suhr, Associated Press | News | Comments

The dramatic, late-night demolition of a huge earthen levee sent chocolate-colored floodwaters pouring onto thousands of acres of Missouri farmland Tuesday, easing the threat to a tiny Illinois town being menaced by the Mississippi River.

eMerge Helps Doctors Improve Care With Hands-Free Documentation

May 4, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.cincytechusa.com () —(http://www.emergeendo.com/)eMerge Health Solutions has received a $250,000 investment from Cincinnati-based venture capital firm CincyTech (http://www.cincytechventures.com/) as part of an $850,000 planned equity round that will provide the company with a year...

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